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Marche Militarie No1

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Last Christmas I posted an earlier recording of Marche Militarie No1. To give myself and an excuse for posting this years recording too, I tell myself that I like it so very much — a favourite among arrangements I've made of pieces not originally made for guitar — also think and hope this recording is better.

Why posting a militairy march for Christmas? Strangely enough; in Sweden this one is becoming one of the Christmas standards. Most people say when I play it; "ah tomteparaden" ... "ah the goblins parade".

The reason is that Walt Disney used it in his movie “Santa's Workshop” (released 1932). And that movie has been shown on public service tv EVERY Christmas eve at 3 PM as long as I can remember. In the end of the movie all the toys crafted in the workshop are marching in to Santa’s big sack, before being distributed to children over the world. This theme is playing in the background while the toys are marching. It all looks very funny, and after seeing it a couple of times most Swedes have come to develope a joyfull attitude to it, and most become very surprized when they hear it is a militiry march, composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828).

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Rebsie said 4660 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Very fine
It doesn't sound like an obvious military march ... it's got too cheerful a bounce in its step and some flamboyant wanderings in the melody ... but it's certainly lovely, and expertly performed. Always a pleasure to listen to your guitar.
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jiguma said 4660 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
tomteparaden indeed!
Thanks for this Curry - another addition for my Christmas CD. Excellent performance as always.
All my very best wishes for you and yours at Christmastime, and I hope you all have a fantastic 2007.
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RickW said 4660 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
it is on your CD "Sound of Wood". Wonderful song and your playing is superb as always Curry.

God bless and Merry Christmas,


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Scott Carmichael said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Yes it does seem too light to be a military march... I was thinking that maybe it's for marching home after the war.. but the reality of war is so dark and sad, that I think Schubert might have been naive... in a perfect world this music would be about our daughters first dance recital or our sons first baseball game...

Or our Friends' ability to play wonderful guitar music... once again you have a casual mastery of the moment... ans you have me thinking about ribbon mikes.... hmmm
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DWL said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Excellent stuff
Very impressive. Lovely playing and a great tone from the guitar.


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composerclark said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
A delight!
Delightful! A really wonderful arrangment played with skill and joy. You make it sound so easy, but it ain't! I've only heard the piano version, but your version has a playfulness to it that I don't usually associate with this piece. Great job!
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Roxylee said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
I can picture the dollies and the toy sodiers dancing under the Christmas tree, taking a deep bow at the end. Magnificent playing, and your joy is evident. God bless you, brother.
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ktb said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
very light and playful. if the military march's to this, they do it smiling all the way. very nice recording. you captured all the little nuances with an excellent performance
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Bubowski said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Beautiful Performance
As always, great playing and musicality Curry!
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Macaudion said 4660 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Another heart warming jingle...
Well that certainly lightened my heart! I'm sure that you've heard just about every superlative known to man, in discribing you mastering of the geetar, so I will almost spare you here...

Really, thanks Cori, that was really a special little treat. I thoroughly enjoyed the heart medication -

Happy Holidays to you and your family sir! Enjoy a safe Chrismas. Dion
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Ed Hannifin said 4659 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Speaking as an old school goblin,
....whenever I'm steppin' out in a Christmas-y way, this is just what I'm looking for to put spring in my step...

I will admit that marches (and ragtime) are not on my personal 'favorites' list, but I always find something cool in the things you choose to play, and the way that you play them...

And yes, let me also wish you the merriest of Christmases and a wonderful new year...

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j2morrow said 4659 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
A real delight
A ceerful tune with excellent guitar work throughout. Nice surprises in the playing too. Kudos.
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dreadmon said 4659 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
A delicious slice, as per usual - and a sweet little bit of historical insight as well. You're a blessing to the ears Cori - peace to you!
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bug67 said 4658 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
I first heard your wonderful playing on The Noel Project. I am going to have to stop by more often. Your playing is spectacular! Thank you for sharing this and happy Christmas!
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TobinMueller said 4658 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Christmas morning delight
This captures the joy of imagination, every wishes as they are coming true. A Christmas morning delight.
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ziti said 4656 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
great great great

wouldn't it be fun to play this on a midi-guitar and make tubas and trumpets??

you are a genius.

blessed holiday to you and the blonde kids..oh and wifey too

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Cameron said 4655 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
orchestra at your fingertips!
Your guitar playing always amazes me, as well as bringing a smile.

This is a great arrangement of the classic tune. You make the guitar sound like an entire orchestra.

It's perfect for the holidays and ANY time.

Blessings to you and your family this Christmas, the New Year and BEYOND!
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kristyjo said 4654 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
First- the album Art is great-
We have this cartoon on video tape, and I drag it out, blow the dust off of the tape player, and watch it every year. Your musical arrangement brings all of the playfulness, excitement and anticipation that is in the cartoon at that point. I enjoyed your playing of this last year, when I was a newbie on MacJams, and I enjoy this rendition, too. Merry christmas!
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OneManBand said 4654 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
great playing
great playing doesnt sound military though
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said 4649 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
I don't get the military connection...
...but no matter my friend. This has a wonderful seasonal feel and it is superbly played. Filled my heart with good cheer!

God bless you Curry gentleman!

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haribo said 4641 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
beautifully done arrangement...
so beautifully, whisically done.
the recording, the performance, the rearrangement
fab fab :)
takk for sharin'
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said 4564 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Tack ! lol ...
Ja har hort den av Dig tidigare den ar underbar....
SA FINT Du fangat disney -otrolit !! Franz Schubert wow !

This will remind EVERY SWEDE OF CHRISTMAS : ) maybe you should contact swedish tv ! Sw-TV needs some new stuff . I love that Disneycartoon its one of my FAVorites definately ! Thankyou Cori Du ar fantastisk
aRcTip said 2826 days ago (December 26th, 2011)
Marche Militarie No1
Hehe, my show's favourite at 15.00. It's so odd that I have heard this every christmas as long as I can remember!

Well played!

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